Depending on your home, your living room can serve many different functions. It can be the formal sitting area, it can be relaxing area or it can be the area you entertain your guests. If it’s the only living space you have, it’s also used for watching TV, playing games and spending time with family. Regardless of its purpose, any good space has a comfortable sofa or sectional, a coffee table and a focal point, such as a fireplace or entertainment center (maybe even both!).
What should I use my living room for?
If you already have a family room for more low-key activities, your living room can act as a more sophisticated setting for hosting and entertaining. To get the look, opt for more formal furniture like wingback armchairs and a chesterfield sofa along with solid wood occasional tables that have a rich dark stain. On the other hand, if it’s your primary living space, it should be used more like a TV room, complete with sofa sectional, media console and gaming spot. In the end, think about your needs; after all, a family with small children will use a playroom more than a formal sitting room.
How do I decorate my living room?
When decorating your space, don’t be afraid of bright colors, but don’t go overboard either. Stick with neutral sofas, armchairs and ottomans and go bold with accessories — that way, you can easily swap out the small things when a new color scheme is in order. Picture frames, rugs, throw pillows and curtains are all great for adding color, while mirrors, table lamps and ceiling lights can help light flow throughout the space. Hang colorful artwork on the walls, and even add an accent wall by choosing a trendy new paint color.